Asbestos, widely used because of its fire-resistant properties, has become a topic of controversy and myth.
Different types of Asbestos and their respective risks.
Myth #1: All Asbestos is Dangerous
Different types of Asbestos and their risks.
Chrysotile: The most commonly used Asbestos. While it’s less hazardous than other forms, prolonged exposure can still pose risks.
Crocidolite: Known to be the most dangerous due to its fine fibres that can quickly become airborne.
When asbestos materials age or are disturbed, tiny fibres can be released into the air. These fibres can cause severe health issues like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma when inhaled.
Many believe that Asbestos can be safely removed without expert intervention with the right tools. This misconception can lead to severe health risks.
Handling Asbestos without proper safety equipment or training can release dangerous fibres into the air. Inhaling these fibres can lead to long-term health issues.
Professionals like NRG Environmental are trained to handle Asbestos safely, ensuring minimal risk to themselves and the environment. They possess the equipment and knowledge to ensure fibres don’t become airborne. Also, they can ensure that the Asbestos material is disposed of correctly to comply with UK law.
Always prioritise safety by relying on knowledgeable professionals for any asbestos-related tasks.
If you would like any help or advice, why not contact us at NRG, we are Asbestos experts based in Hertfordshire; you can call us on 01442 819577 or via our contact form HERE.